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« on: January 05, 2013 08:53:03 AM »

My feet were cold, so I made myself some slippers!



They worked up pretty quickly - about an hour each, maybe.  I used Patons Melody in Peacock and Mango colours, adding up to about 102 yards all together.

I used the smallest Knifty Knitter loom in the round loom set (the blue one):

4" before folding the cuff
4 rounds before the heel (don't cut the yarn)
Follow the heel shown in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJ77ub0FRas
4" from heel to toe
4 rounds for toe
drawstring to close

(Note: my feet are huge - size 11 womens.  They measure about 10.5" along the bottom, and I made the slippers to be about 9" along the bottom so they'd be a bit tighter (as the loom makes them pretty wide.  Keen observers will notice that the video for the heel is actually for a Christmas stocking Tongue)

On a lark I decided to reverse the colour scheme... because I'm not weird enough, apparently. ^_^  I've been experimenting with colour lately, so I think I might make a bunch more of these... they were quite fun to make!

ETA: I made a second pair of slippers using the same pattern.  I'm calling these my Matchy-Matchy slippers. Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2013 09:27:23 AM »

Nice! And, I love that you made them in opposite colors. I have a set of looms, and could really use a new pair of slippers (the pair I have falls off my feet if I'm not wearing super thick socks).

How did you do the cuff? Were they 4", then folded down to 2"? They look like they're attached to the body of the sock and not just folded over. I haven't used my looms, yet, so I don't know how you'd do that part...
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2013 09:49:03 AM »

The cuffs are done the same way as the hat brim in the pattern included with the looms: you knit for twice the length you want, then instead of wrapping the pegs again, you fold the fabric up into the loom and life the first round of loops onto the pegs, then knit as usual. It's a neat trick!
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2013 10:54:22 AM »

I LOVE THESE SLIPPERS!!! And I love that you told me how to make them!  I have a set of looms, but I've only made beanies, scarves, and a cowl (once)... I've never been able to figure out how to do anything else, so I'm REALLY THRILLED to get some great ideas!!  I can't wait to go home and try this out! Woo hoo! 

PS - I love your colors, and I love that you reversed them!  I could totally see my daughter wearing those!  Grin  In fact, I have a little challenge going with a friend to create at least one handcrafted gift per month so that Christmas crafting isn't such a trial - these might be my first entry! woo hoo!  THanks again!
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2013 12:35:43 PM »

The cuffs are done the same way as the hat brim in the pattern included with the looms: you knit for twice the length you want, then instead of wrapping the pegs again, you fold the fabric up into the loom and life the first round of loops onto the pegs, then knit as usual. It's a neat trick!

That's what I thought it might be, but my coffee hadn't kicked in, and I couldn't figure out how you would fold it and not have the loom in the way. Then I realized that you had to fold it up through the center of the loom... d'oh!

I'm working on some cowls made with a chunky yarn and the one I just made had a couple of yards of the yarn left. I hadn't thought of a way to use that bit of yarn up, but I could use them to work parts of these slippers (maybe the heels, toes and cuffs). I'll probably need another ball for the body of the sock... so I may head back to the store today while it's still 50% off (I hope!) to get a neutral color to work that part in (maybe grey).
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2013 05:48:42 AM »

I can't wait to see them when you finished, C!


I made another pair of these yesterday!  I added the picture to the first post. ^_^
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2013 05:02:36 PM »

The second pair is even more fun than the first! Did you use 2 strands of yarn held together or is Patons Melody a chunky yarn? My leftover yarn is bulky, but I'm not getting as much for leftovers as I first thought. So, the colored sections will probably be reserved for the toes and heels, and maybe the cuffs (although it doesn't look like it at this point... most of the cowls are using up exactly 1 ball of yarn). I'll have to go and dig out the loom and review the directions...
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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2013 05:55:38 PM »

Yeah, Paton's Melody is chunky - I love it for the looms!  The ball band suggests 10mm (U.S. 15) needles.
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2013 06:03:41 PM »

My yarn (Charisma from Michael's Loops & Thread line) says 9mm (US 13), but I think it'll still work. I'm about halfway through another cowl (make that #7!) so hopefully I'll have another bit of yarn to add...
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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2013 06:28:50 PM »

My boss has been making hats on the round looms with the Charisma and they've turned out fine.  You may need more rows... unless you don't have Amazon feet like I do, that is. :-P
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